Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 176

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Yu-Gi-Oh! GX - Episode 176
Honest Attacks Fujiwara

絆を守りしものレインボー・ネオス VS クリアー・ヴィシャス・ナイト

Japanese translation

Rainbow Neos, Protector of Bonds VS Clear Vicious Knight

Episode number


Japanese air date

February 27, 2008

Featured card

Name of a Friend

Japanese opening

Precious Time, Glory Days

Japanese ending

Endless Dream

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"Rainbow Neos, Protector of Bonds VS Clear Vicious Knight", is the one hundred and seventy-sixth episode of the Yu-Gi-Oh! GX anime. It first aired Japan on February 27, 2008.

Jaden and Jesse continue their Duel against Nightshroud to save Yusuke Fujiwara. Nightshroud uses Trap Cards to manipulate the attacks and attributes of his opponent's monsters, while Jaden and Jesse narrowly avoid defeat after defeat.


Jaden and Jesse continue their Duel with Nightshroud in an attempt to save Yusuke Fujiwara at the behest of Honest. Having Summoned "Clear Vice Dragon", Nightshroud attacks, but Jaden saves his "Elemental Hero Flame Wingman" with "Hero Shield". Since "Clear Vice Dragon" switches to Defense Position after attacking, and its DEF is 0, Jesse believe he has an opportunity to destroy it. However, Nightshroud counters with "Attribute Gravity", forcing "Crystal Beast Cobalt Eagle" and "Crystal Beast Sapphire Pegasus" to both attack Jaden's "Flame Wingman", as they are all of the WIND-attribute. Nightshroud notes he remembers that Jaden and Jesse stated they both liked to fight each other, so he decides to use this card to grant their wish. With "Clear World" still active, and Jesse controlling the WATER-attribute "Crystal Beast Emerald Tortoise", he is forced to discard the last card in his hand at the end of his turn.

Jaden also attempts to destroy "Clear Vice Dragon" while it is in Defense Position, but Nightshroud has "Attribute Chameleon" ready, which changes "Flame Wingman" from WIND to WATER, meaning that "Attribute Gravity" forces it to attack "Emerald Tortoise" instead. Nightshroud then claims to Jaden and Jesse that since people have bonds and thoughts, they will have to suffer and struggle to achieve something great. Nightshroud then claims it is better to forget all that. Honest appears, and reveals that Fujiwara could not deal with the death of his parents, and that is what ultimately led down the path to darkness. He claims that they are the ones who forgot about him. After enrolling in Duel Academy, Fujiwara made many friends, including Atticus and Zane. Eventually, his sorrow drove him to tear down his photographs of them and his parents, and begin his research into the occult, after sealing "Honest" away to protect him. Honest states that he never forgot about Fujiwara.

Nightshroud attacks Jaden with "Clear Vice Dragon", but Jesse saves him using "Cut Jewel". Jaden Summons "Elemental Hero Sparkman" using "Hero Signal", but "Clear World" forces him to play with his hand revealed, as "Sparkman" is a LIGHT-attribute monster. Jesse then activates "Rainbow Gravity", Special Summoning "Rainbow Dragon" since he has all seven Crystal Beasts either on the field or in his Graveyard. Jesse activates its effect, removing the "Crystal Beasts" in his Graveyard from play to return all cards on the field to the owner's Decks, thus thwarting Nightshroud's combo of "Attribute Gravity" and "Attribute Chameleon". This also stops the effects of "Clear World", so the darkness dissolves and the Trueman clones reappear on the sidelines. Jaden Summons "Honest", hoping to clear Fujiwara's head, but it fails.

Nightshroud Summons "Clear Vicious Knight", whose ATK increases by the ATK of his opponent's strongest monster. He attacks Jaden, but Jesse sacrifices the remainder of his Life Points to discard "Rainbow Dragon" with "The One to be Protected" to negate all damage to Jaden. Jesse collapses, unconscious. Nightshroud reiterates that friendship and bonds are worthless and then he claims that Jesse lost due to friendship.

Jaden first uses "O - Oversoul" to bring back his "Elemental Hero Neos". Next Jaden activates "Name of a Friend", which functions as a Spell Monster, allowing Jaden to treat it is a monster with the same name as one in an opponent's Graveyard. Jaden then asks Nightshroud if hopes and bonds are actually worthless and that Jesse lost due to friendship. Jaden states that whatever Nightshroud claims is wrong. Jaden declares that Jesse's friendship will bring him victory. Nightshroud asks what is he talking about. Jaden chooses "Rainbow Dragon" for the effect of "Name of a Friend". Nightshroud is shocked that "Rainbow Dragon" has reappeared and Jaden states to Yusuke he has not really forgotten "Honest". Yusuke denies this, claiming he had forgotten everything. Jaden states he is wrong there as he can never forget the people important to him. Jaden then uses "Polymerization" to fuse it with "Elemental Hero Neos" and Fusion Summon" "Rainbow Neos".

Yusuke is amazed by the appearance of "Rainbow Neos", but he claims that Jaden can't create a miracle because by the effect of "Clear Vicious Knight", it gains ATK equal to the ATK of "Rainbow Neos". Suddenly another voice starts to overlap Yusuke's voice and it states to Jaden to disappear into the World of Darkness. Jaden states that Nightshroud has now shown his weakness. Yusuke doesn't know what he is talking about, but Jaden states to Nightshroud that he has been controlling Yusuke as a shadow attached to Yusuke's mind. Yusuke looks at his hand and realizes that Jaden is right. Nightshroud's hold on Fujiwara begins to weaken. Jaden uses the effect of "Honest" to return it to his hand. This allows the spirit of "Honest" to go rescue his master. Jaden then discards "Honest", increasing the ATK of "Rainbow Neos" by the ATK of "Clear Vicious Knight". "Honest" then disspells Nightshroud's control over Yusuke. Nightshroud reappears and is angry that Jaden was able to expel him out. Jaden then has "Rainbow Neos" attack "Clear Vicious Knight", destroying it. The attack also vaporizes Nightshroud and all of the Trueman clones. Jesse regains consciousness, but the eclipse has not ended, perplexing them.

Featured Duel: Jaden Yuki vs. Jesse Anderson vs. Nightshroud

Duel continues from the previous episode.

Turn 7: Nightshroud
Nightshroud attacks "Elemental Hero Flame Wingman", with "Clear Vice Dragon", and the latter's attack increases from zero to double that attack of its target, to 4200. Jaden activates his face-down "Hero Shield", which equips to "Flame Wingman". Because of this, "Hero Shield" is destroyed instead of "Elemental Hero Flame Wingman" while still applying damage calculation (Jaden 1300). Due to "Hero Shield", Jaden also draws a card for every 1000 damage he took, the cards being "Fake Hero" and "Reverse of Neos". The effect of "Clear Vice Dragon" switches it to Defense Position.[Notes 1] Nightshroud Sets a card.

Turn 8: Jesse
Jesse attacks "Clear Vice Dragon" with "Crystal Beast Cobalt Eagle", but Nightshroud activates his face-down "Attribute Gravity", forcing all Attack Position monsters to battle monsters of the same attribute. Thus, "Cobalt Eagle" attacks "Flame Wingman" instead (Jesse 2100). "Cobalt Eagle" moves to the Spell & Trap Card Zone, not the Graveyard, so "Flame Wingman's" effect does not activate. Due to "Attribute Gravity", "Sapphire Pegasus" is forced to attack "Flame Wingman" as they are both WIND-attribute monsters (Jesse 1800). "Sapphire Pegasus" moves to the Spell & Trap Card Zone. Jesse activates his face-down "Rare Value", sending "Sapphire Pegasus" to the Graveyard to draw two cards. Jesse sets two cards. "Clear World" forces him to discard a card as he still controls the WATER-attribute "Crystal Beast Emerald Tortoise". He discards "Crystal Beast Ruby Carbuncle".

Turn 9: Jaden
Jaden attacks "Clear Vice Dragon" with "Flame Wingman", but Nightshroud activates his face-down "Attribute Chameleon", changing "Flame Wingman's" attribute from WIND to WATER, thus forcing it to battle "Emerald Tortoise" due to "Attribute Gravity". Jesse's Spell & Trap Card Zone is full, so "Emerald Tortoise" is sent to the Graveyard, and "Flame Wingman"s" effect inflicts damage to Jesse equal to his destroyed monster's attack points (Jesse 1200). Jaden sets a card.

Turn 10: Nightshroud
Nightshroud switches "Clear Vice Dragon" to Attack Position. He attacks "Flame Wingman" with "Clear Vice Dragon", with the latter's effect increasing its attack points to double that of its target, to 4200. Jesse activates "Cut Jewel", sending "Crystal Beast Topaz Tiger" from his Deck to the Graveyard to halve the attack of "Flame Wingman" to 1050, thus also halving "Clear Vice Dragon's" to 2100 (Jaden 250). Jaden activates his face-down "Hero Signal", Special Summoning "Elemental Hero Sparkman" (1600/1400) in Attack Position. Jesse activates his face-down "Rainbow Gravity", allowing him to Special Summon "Rainbow Dragon" (4000/0) in Attack Position, ignoring the Summoning conditions as he has all seven Crystal Beasts either on the field or in the Graveyard. Nightshroud Summons "Clear Cube" (0/0) in Attack Position. During the End Phase, Jaden draws a card due to "Cut Jewel's" effect, while "Clear World" forces him to play with his hand revealed as he has the LIGHT-attribute "Sparkman" face-up. His hand consists of "Reverse of Neos", "Fake Hero" and "Honest".

Turn 11: Jesse
Jesse activates "Rainbow Dragon's" effect, removing "Ruby Carbuncle", "Emerald Tortoise", "Sapphire Pegasus", and "Topaz Tiger" in his Graveyard from play to return all cards on the fields to their owner's Decks. When "Clear Cube" is removed from the field, Nightshroud can Special Summon another one (0/0) in its place in Defense Position.[Notes 2] Jesse sets a card.

Turn 12: Jaden
Jaden summons "Honest" (1100/1900) in Attack Position.He attacks and destroys "Clear Cube", whose effects Special Summons another one (0/0) in Defense Position.

Turn 13: Nightshroud
Nightshroud Tributes "Clear Cube" to Summon "Clear Vicious Knight" (2300/1100), being able to Normal Summon it with one Tribute because his opponents control monsters. Since "Clear Vicious Knight" is the only monster Nightshroud controls, he may activate its effect to add the attack of his opponent strongest face-up monster to its own. That monster is "Honest", so "Clear Vicious Knight's" attack increases to 3400. He attacks "Honest" with "Clear Vicious Knight", but Jesse activates "The One to be Protected", sending "Rainbow Dragon" from his Deck to negate the damage done to Jaden, but taking damage himself equal to the attack of the sent monster (Jesse 0).

Turn 14: Jaden
Jaden activates "Fifth Hope", shuffling "Elemental Hero Wildheart", "Elemental Hero Avian", "Elemental Hero Burstinatrix", "Elemental Hero Clayman" and "Elemental Hero Bubbleman" from his Graveyard into his Deck, then drawing two cards. He activates "O - Oversoul", Special Summoning "Elemental Hero Neos" (2500/2000) from his Graveyard in Attack Position. He activates "Name of a Friend", which lets him Special Summon it as a monster with the same name as one in his opponent's Graveyard. He chooses Jesse's "Rainbow Dragon". He activates "Polymerization", fusing "Rainbow Dragon" with "Neos" to Fusion Summon "Rainbow Neos" (4500/3000) in Attack Position. "Clear Vicious Knight's" effect activates, increasing its attack by that of "Rainbow Neos", to 6800. He activates "Honest's" effect to return it to his hand. He attacks "Clear Vicious Knight" with "Rainbow Neos", discarding "Honest" to increase the attack of "Rainbow Neos" by that of "Clear Vicious Knight" to 11,300 and destroys it (Nightshroud 0).

Featured cards

The following cards appeared in this episode. Cards in italics debuted here.

Jaden Yuki
Jesse Anderson
Nightshroud/Yusuke Fujiwara


  1. In the TCG/OCG, "Clear Vice Dragon" does not have to switch into Defense Position after it attacks.
  2. Due to the revised rules of the TCG, monsters that are returned to the Deck do not count toward being removed from the field.

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